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Travel from Shklov, Belarus to Chicago in 1910 #general

Shayna Muckerheide <smuckerheide@...>
 

What might my ancestors have traveled on and seen during their trip >from
Shklov, Belarus to 12 St. in Chicago in Sept-Oct 1910?

I know they departed >from Libau and arrived at Ellis Island aboard SS Estonia.
I'm presuming they took many wagons or trains in between, and that the
married wife and two sons would have had to wait at Ellis Island before her
husband arrived to pick them up by train >from Chicago.

Also, another son went alone to New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1907, so would
he have taken a ferry >from Ellis Island?

Thanks for your assistance,

Shayna Muckerheide
Sandusky, Ohio


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Travel from Shklov, Belarus to Chicago in 1910 #general

Shayna Muckerheide <smuckerheide@...>
 

What might my ancestors have traveled on and seen during their trip >from
Shklov, Belarus to 12 St. in Chicago in Sept-Oct 1910?

I know they departed >from Libau and arrived at Ellis Island aboard SS Estonia.
I'm presuming they took many wagons or trains in between, and that the
married wife and two sons would have had to wait at Ellis Island before her
husband arrived to pick them up by train >from Chicago.

Also, another son went alone to New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1907, so would
he have taken a ferry >from Ellis Island?

Thanks for your assistance,

Shayna Muckerheide
Sandusky, Ohio


Photo request of two graves at Wolkowysker Cemetery, Hartford, CT #general

Sura Rubenstein <sura.rubenstein@...>
 

Hi All,

If anyone is able to go to the Wolkowysker Society Cemetery in Hartford, CT,
I would very much appreciate photos of the following two graves, both English
and Hebrew inscriptions:

Morris Steinman, plot N 27
Bertha Barbara Steinman, plot N 26

Thank you!

Sura Rubenstein
Portland, OR

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid duplication of effort, please contact Sura before
heading to the cemetery.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photo request of two graves at Wolkowysker Cemetery, Hartford, CT #general

Sura Rubenstein <sura.rubenstein@...>
 

Hi All,

If anyone is able to go to the Wolkowysker Society Cemetery in Hartford, CT,
I would very much appreciate photos of the following two graves, both English
and Hebrew inscriptions:

Morris Steinman, plot N 27
Bertha Barbara Steinman, plot N 26

Thank you!

Sura Rubenstein
Portland, OR

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid duplication of effort, please contact Sura before
heading to the cemetery.


Looking for descendants of Vulf DUBROVSKY #general

David Ellis
 

I am looking for descendants of Vulf DUBROVSKY, who was born in Mogilev
(Russia, now Belarus) in 1885. He was the brother of my g-gf Leib DUBROVSKY
(1877-1928), whose name in the United States was Louis FINKEL.

Their parents were Yankel ben Itsko and Ester Rivka bat Leib. That's as far
back as I've been able to trace.

My g-gf Louis was visited in New York once by his brother, but they never
saw each other again. There's more to the story, but I'm not including the
details in this message. They can be shared on request.

I have been in touch with several people researching their DUBROVSKY
ancestors >from the town of Shchadryn outside Mogilev. Although there is
significant sharing of the same given names in our families, we have not
been able to establish a definite connection between our trees.

Please contact me directly by e-mail at the address below. Thanks in
advance!

David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
djemkitso@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for descendants of Vulf DUBROVSKY #general

David Ellis
 

I am looking for descendants of Vulf DUBROVSKY, who was born in Mogilev
(Russia, now Belarus) in 1885. He was the brother of my g-gf Leib DUBROVSKY
(1877-1928), whose name in the United States was Louis FINKEL.

Their parents were Yankel ben Itsko and Ester Rivka bat Leib. That's as far
back as I've been able to trace.

My g-gf Louis was visited in New York once by his brother, but they never
saw each other again. There's more to the story, but I'm not including the
details in this message. They can be shared on request.

I have been in touch with several people researching their DUBROVSKY
ancestors >from the town of Shchadryn outside Mogilev. Although there is
significant sharing of the same given names in our families, we have not
been able to establish a definite connection between our trees.

Please contact me directly by e-mail at the address below. Thanks in
advance!

David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
djemkitso@...


New Ukraine SIG project - Balta vital records indexes #general

Yoni Kupchik
 

Dear all,

I am happy to announce a new project under the Ukraine SIG - obtaining indexes
for the Balta vital records. Balta was one of the main towns in Podolia
province during the 19th century, with a significant Jewish population. Most
of the vital records >from the Podolia province were stored in the
Kamenets-Podolsky Archives, and were lost during a fire in 2003. Fortunately,
the Jewish vital records for Balta - birth, death, marriage, and divorce
records for 1862-1918 - are stored in the State Archives of Odessa, and are
mostly unharmed. However, the information in these records remains unreachable
for many, as it is not available online.

We need translators and donations!

If you would like to donate, please go to the main page of Jewishgen.org,
click on Donate, >from the list on the right choose Ukraine SIG, and then
donate to the Balta project (2nd on the list).

Alternatively, go directly to here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22

Our goal is $750 that will be paid for making copies of the indexes.

For helping with the translations please contact me at yonikupchik@....

Thank you all,

Yoni Kupchik
Israel

KUPCHIK - Orgeyev (Bessarabia); GORODETSKY - Teleneshty (Bessarabia);
OKS - Sudilkov, Odessa (Ukraine); SITNITSKY - Kanev area, Ekaterinoslav area, and
other regions in Ukraine; SHABADASH - Kharkov and other regions (Ukraine);
DORIN - Odessa (Ukraine), Bessarabia; SHKODNIK - Khoshchevatoye, Odessa and other
towns between Odessa and Uman (Ukraine); GLUZMAN - Odessa, Krivoye Ozero
(Ukraine); KOSOY - Dobroye and Kherson area, Chigirin and Kiev area (Ukraine);

MODERATOR NOTE: Research list shortened to 6 lines in accordance with JewishGen
Discusson Group policy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Ukraine SIG project - Balta vital records indexes #general

Yoni Kupchik
 

Dear all,

I am happy to announce a new project under the Ukraine SIG - obtaining indexes
for the Balta vital records. Balta was one of the main towns in Podolia
province during the 19th century, with a significant Jewish population. Most
of the vital records >from the Podolia province were stored in the
Kamenets-Podolsky Archives, and were lost during a fire in 2003. Fortunately,
the Jewish vital records for Balta - birth, death, marriage, and divorce
records for 1862-1918 - are stored in the State Archives of Odessa, and are
mostly unharmed. However, the information in these records remains unreachable
for many, as it is not available online.

We need translators and donations!

If you would like to donate, please go to the main page of Jewishgen.org,
click on Donate, >from the list on the right choose Ukraine SIG, and then
donate to the Balta project (2nd on the list).

Alternatively, go directly to here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22

Our goal is $750 that will be paid for making copies of the indexes.

For helping with the translations please contact me at yonikupchik@....

Thank you all,

Yoni Kupchik
Israel

KUPCHIK - Orgeyev (Bessarabia); GORODETSKY - Teleneshty (Bessarabia);
OKS - Sudilkov, Odessa (Ukraine); SITNITSKY - Kanev area, Ekaterinoslav area, and
other regions in Ukraine; SHABADASH - Kharkov and other regions (Ukraine);
DORIN - Odessa (Ukraine), Bessarabia; SHKODNIK - Khoshchevatoye, Odessa and other
towns between Odessa and Uman (Ukraine); GLUZMAN - Odessa, Krivoye Ozero
(Ukraine); KOSOY - Dobroye and Kherson area, Chigirin and Kiev area (Ukraine);

MODERATOR NOTE: Research list shortened to 6 lines in accordance with JewishGen
Discusson Group policy


Tracing an immigrant in Mandate times - DYMENT #general

Michael Scott <Mike@...>
 

I am trying to trace the movements of Clare DYMENT who left Leipzig in 1935
for Palestine. I have records which suggest that she was in London in mid 1939.

Would there be any records between 1935 and 1939 in Palestine. I would like to
find out when and how she arrived in Palestine, where she resided when there
and when and how she left for London.

Michael H Scott
Harrow, Middlesex


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tracing an immigrant in Mandate times - DYMENT #general

Michael Scott <Mike@...>
 

I am trying to trace the movements of Clare DYMENT who left Leipzig in 1935
for Palestine. I have records which suggest that she was in London in mid 1939.

Would there be any records between 1935 and 1939 in Palestine. I would like to
find out when and how she arrived in Palestine, where she resided when there
and when and how she left for London.

Michael H Scott
Harrow, Middlesex


Re: The American Kinderstransport -- 50 Austrian Children Brought to the United States by the Krauses of Philadelphia #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In response to those who wrote me today: The Story of 50 Jewish Children
Rescued >from Nazis, 1939 that I posted about on Tuesday has been taken off
of You-tube today due to This video is no longer available due to a
copyright claim by Seventh Art Releasing.. I do not know of any other free
source to view this documentary.

Seventh Art lists several showings in the US listed here:
http://www.7thart.com/films/50-Children . This notice also states what
Seventh Arts is selling the video for which is probably why they required
the free version to be removed >from You-Tube.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The American Kinderstransport -- 50 Austrian Children Brought to the United States by the Krauses of Philadelphia #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In response to those who wrote me today: The Story of 50 Jewish Children
Rescued >from Nazis, 1939 that I posted about on Tuesday has been taken off
of You-tube today due to This video is no longer available due to a
copyright claim by Seventh Art Releasing.. I do not know of any other free
source to view this documentary.

Seventh Art lists several showings in the US listed here:
http://www.7thart.com/films/50-Children . This notice also states what
Seventh Arts is selling the video for which is probably why they required
the free version to be removed >from You-Tube.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Study Finds Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 Individuals #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A new study published in Nature Communications see: http://goo.gl/c7FF0H
Original url:
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140909/ncomms5835/full/ncomms5835.html#affil-auth

says Ashkenazi Jews can trace their ancestry to a "bottleneck" of just 350
individuals dating back to between 600 and 800 years ago. The multi-authored
study included Shai Carmi, a computer science professor at Columbia
University, and more than 20 medical researchers >from Yale, Columbia,
Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and other
institutions. A group of Jews who experienced this "bottleneck" was of
approximately evenly mixed Middle Eastern and European descent. The team
analyzed the genomes of 128 Ashkenazi Jews, comparing them with a reference
group of 26 Flemish people >from Belgium. The number of similarities within
the genomes allowed the scientists to compute a rough estimate of the
founding population and put upper and lower limits on the amount of time
that had passed since that group originated. One of the researchers said
"Among Ashkenazi Jews everyone is a 30th cousin".

The study also sheds a little history on Jewish migration-when Jews were
expelled >from England in 1290, France in 1394 and Spain in 1492-many of whom
migrated to Eastern Europe which became the Ashkenazi community.

What is important is the significance of genetic diseases that many Jews are
more susceptible to due to carrying the genes: Tay Sachs, cystic fibrosis,
breast cancer to name a few. A recent study shows all Ashkenazic women may
carry a genetic mutation linked to breast cancer. See:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/health/05cancer.html

The findings bolster the mainstream view that the ancestors of European Jews
were people >from the Levant and local Europeans. These genetic results makes
it less likely that Ashkenazi Jews descended >from Khazars which was has
been espoused in previous studies.

to read more about the study see:
http://www.jta.org/2014/09/10/news-opinion/united-states/ashkenazi-jews-descend-from-just-350-individuals-study-finds
[MOD.NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/HB3a2V ]
or
http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/184252/study-says-all-ashkenazi-jews-are-30th-cousins
[MOD. NOE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/N9gxyi ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Study Finds Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 Individuals #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A new study published in Nature Communications see: http://goo.gl/c7FF0H
Original url:
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140909/ncomms5835/full/ncomms5835.html#affil-auth

says Ashkenazi Jews can trace their ancestry to a "bottleneck" of just 350
individuals dating back to between 600 and 800 years ago. The multi-authored
study included Shai Carmi, a computer science professor at Columbia
University, and more than 20 medical researchers >from Yale, Columbia,
Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and other
institutions. A group of Jews who experienced this "bottleneck" was of
approximately evenly mixed Middle Eastern and European descent. The team
analyzed the genomes of 128 Ashkenazi Jews, comparing them with a reference
group of 26 Flemish people >from Belgium. The number of similarities within
the genomes allowed the scientists to compute a rough estimate of the
founding population and put upper and lower limits on the amount of time
that had passed since that group originated. One of the researchers said
"Among Ashkenazi Jews everyone is a 30th cousin".

The study also sheds a little history on Jewish migration-when Jews were
expelled >from England in 1290, France in 1394 and Spain in 1492-many of whom
migrated to Eastern Europe which became the Ashkenazi community.

What is important is the significance of genetic diseases that many Jews are
more susceptible to due to carrying the genes: Tay Sachs, cystic fibrosis,
breast cancer to name a few. A recent study shows all Ashkenazic women may
carry a genetic mutation linked to breast cancer. See:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/health/05cancer.html

The findings bolster the mainstream view that the ancestors of European Jews
were people >from the Levant and local Europeans. These genetic results makes
it less likely that Ashkenazi Jews descended >from Khazars which was has
been espoused in previous studies.

to read more about the study see:
http://www.jta.org/2014/09/10/news-opinion/united-states/ashkenazi-jews-descend-from-just-350-individuals-study-finds
[MOD.NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/HB3a2V ]
or
http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/184252/study-says-all-ashkenazi-jews-are-30th-cousins
[MOD. NOE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/N9gxyi ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Translators needed #romania

Bob Wascou
 

ROM-SIG needs people who can translate Romanian or German birth,
marriage or death records so that the translations can be place online
in the JewishGen Romanian database.

We especially need help with records >from Iasi and Bucharest Romania
and >from Campulung Moldovenesc, Gura Humorului, Radauti, Solca and
Suceava >from the Bucovina Region of Romania.

Please let me know what language you can help with and records from
which town you would like to work on by filling out the form at
http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber

We also need donations so that we can get more records >from Bucharest
and >from Iasi. Please donate at http://tinyurl.com/ROM-SIG-donation

Because we are not notified about your donation please let us know how
much you donated after you make your donation by filling out the form
at http://tinyurl.com/R-S-Donations

Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator


Romania SIG #Romania Translators needed #romania

Bob Wascou
 

ROM-SIG needs people who can translate Romanian or German birth,
marriage or death records so that the translations can be place online
in the JewishGen Romanian database.

We especially need help with records >from Iasi and Bucharest Romania
and >from Campulung Moldovenesc, Gura Humorului, Radauti, Solca and
Suceava >from the Bucovina Region of Romania.

Please let me know what language you can help with and records from
which town you would like to work on by filling out the form at
http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber

We also need donations so that we can get more records >from Bucharest
and >from Iasi. Please donate at http://tinyurl.com/ROM-SIG-donation

Because we are not notified about your donation please let us know how
much you donated after you make your donation by filling out the form
at http://tinyurl.com/R-S-Donations

Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator


Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois: "Using the Wilmette LDS Family History Center to Find Unusual Resources" #general

events@...
 

Program: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Program starts 2:00 p.m.

"Using the Wilmette LDS Family History Center to Find Unusual Resources"

Judith Frazin, former president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Illinois, will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, about "Using the
Wilmette LDS Family History Center to Find Unusual Resources" at the
JGSI meeting in Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Her presentation will focus on unusual Chicago, Cook County and Illinois
resources, Internet links and international resources available through
familysearch.org and the Wilmette Family History Center. The emphasis
will be on how to identify these resources and how to use them to find
out information about your family.

A genealogist for 43 years, Judith Frazin has done extensive research on
all the branches of her family. She has written a book about two of her
family branches that has been distributed to family members, and she
served as president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois for
10 years. She is also the author of three editions of A Translation
Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil Registration Documents
(including Birth, Marriage and Death Records).

In 2010, the International Association of Jewish Genealogists granted
Frazin its award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via
the Internet, Print or Electronic Product. The Polish Genealogical
Society of America also recognized her contribution to the field of
genealogy by selecting her to receive its Wiglia award in 2000.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library
materials, get help with genealogy websites, or ask genealogical
questions before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information,
visit http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.

Sandra Schon Kiferbaum


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois: "Using the Wilmette LDS Family History Center to Find Unusual Resources" #general

events@...
 

Program: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Program starts 2:00 p.m.

"Using the Wilmette LDS Family History Center to Find Unusual Resources"

Judith Frazin, former president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Illinois, will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, about "Using the
Wilmette LDS Family History Center to Find Unusual Resources" at the
JGSI meeting in Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Her presentation will focus on unusual Chicago, Cook County and Illinois
resources, Internet links and international resources available through
familysearch.org and the Wilmette Family History Center. The emphasis
will be on how to identify these resources and how to use them to find
out information about your family.

A genealogist for 43 years, Judith Frazin has done extensive research on
all the branches of her family. She has written a book about two of her
family branches that has been distributed to family members, and she
served as president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois for
10 years. She is also the author of three editions of A Translation
Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil Registration Documents
(including Birth, Marriage and Death Records).

In 2010, the International Association of Jewish Genealogists granted
Frazin its award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via
the Internet, Print or Electronic Product. The Polish Genealogical
Society of America also recognized her contribution to the field of
genealogy by selecting her to receive its Wiglia award in 2000.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library
materials, get help with genealogy websites, or ask genealogical
questions before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information,
visit http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.

Sandra Schon Kiferbaum


ViewMate Translation Request--German #germany

Deborah Dworski
 

I have uploaded to ViewMate a tabular birth record >from the late 1890s
which appears to be written in German, though the town is in
current-day Ukraine. I would appreciate a translation of the
genealogically relevant information for the top entry on the page.
Here is the link:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35606

Please respond via ViewMate or privately. Thank you.

Deborah Dworski, Arlington, Virginia

Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
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Book review: "Searching for Hugo" by Naomi Rosenthal #germany

Ruth M
 

Hello all,

The First World War (WW1) was one of the deadliest conflicts in the history
of mankind. Thousands of history books have been written covering every
aspect of it. A tremendous amount of literature has been written about it.
And now, on the WW1 centenary, a new and unique book has been published
titled "Searching for Hugo" by Naomi M. Rosenthal.

The story of German soldier Hugo ROSENTHAL, the author's grandfather, is
told through hundreds of letters written by family and friends as they were
trying to find and arrange for Hugo's release after he was captured by the
Russians. The letters are addressed to and >from many different places in
Europe, and some of the replies contain misinformation regarding the places
where Hugo had been taken. After a year of the searching process, a close
relative who was stationed in Grodno, a city which had fallen to the Germans
in September 1915, met people of the local Jewish community, >from whom he
finally found out what had happened to Hugo Rosenthal.

I read the book >from start to end with bated breath and great interest.
These letters, together with their English translation, are very well
presented in this impressive book. The author also made some comments of her
own which are helpful in getting a better understanding of the text.

Since in the last decade I have been involved in researching the history
of the Jewish community in Grodno and visited Grodno several times, I was
excited to read the letters >from the Grodno officials and in particular
the letter of the Chief Rabbi, Abraham Gelbort, who had been the spiritual
leader of the Jewish community in Grodno and a representative of the
community before the authorities.

The author conducted further research about a prominent doctor in Grodno
who played an important part in the story, and she found out interesting
information about this distinguished Jewish physician, Isaac Rothenstein.
This is presented in the book's epilogue.

I would like to congratulate the author, Naomi Rosenthal, for sharing with
us the story of her grandfather. I warmly recommend reading this book. I
think many readers will find this book interesting and thrilling, in
particular, those who are interested in the history of WW1 and in the Jewish
community of Grodno.

Ruth Marcus, Israel amir-m@...

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